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Aiden Plunkett was a third-grade student at Davison Avenue Intermediate School.

aidan photo
He is an excellent student who was in the Continental Math Club and was chosen to be an Explorer of the Month. Aiden is always kind to his classmates and is always willing to help others.

Championship Jackets

Championship Jackets photo
Spring Track and Field Student-Athletes received their Nassau County Championship jackets. Congratulations again to each of the students.

Monthly Bond Update


New Director of Guidance, K-12

New Director of Guidance, K-12 photo
At its June 21 meeting, the Board of Education unanimously voted to approve the appointment of Rebecca Gottesman to the position of director of guidance, K-12. Ms. Gottesman joins the district after serving as a consultant last year and brings with her more than 16 years of experience with numerous college admissions offices, both domestically and internationally.

Serving as a school counselor in Jericho Union Free School District for nine years, she then functioned as the guidance chairperson for the Great Neck Public Schools. Most recently, she provided leadership as the K-12 District Director of Counseling in the Roslyn Public Schools. Ms. Gottesman was co-president of the Nassau County Supervisors of Guidance and was coordinator of 500 College Consortium for 16 Nassau County school districts.

Ms. Gottesman earned her Bachelor of Science from Northeastern University in sociology, her Master’s of Science in education from Hofstra University and her school district administrator certification from Touro College.

“I truly believe that by supporting students’ social-emotional needs and creativity within a stimulating and supportive instructional environment, we can and will provide a school climate where all students believe they can attain personal and academic success,” she said about her new position at Malverne High School.

“As we were consulting with Ms. Gottesman throughout the year, it became evident that she was a great asset to our department,” Malverne High School Principal Dr. Vincent Romano said. “She will be an invaluable leader for our guidance department and a huge talent and resource for our students. We are fortunate to have her aboard.”

Superintendent of Schools Dr. James Hunderfund echoed these sentiments. “We are confident Ms. Gottesman’s experience will be a huge asset to us as we develop and improve our K-12 guidance program to meet the NYS standards for the 2019-2020 school year. We welcome her as a member of the Malverne School District’s Leadership Team.”

Ms. Gottesman will begin her new role effective July 1, 2018.

Congratulations Class of 2018

Congratulations Class of 2018 photo

Graduation Day

Graduation Day photo
Congratulations to the Class of 2018 who will be graduating today at 6pm! Congratulations as well to our valedictorian Roshni Shukla and salutatorian Angie Luna Menjivar! A slideshow of photos from graduation will be posted here on Monday.

Baseball Honors

Baseball Honors photo
Congratulations to Alex Berry All-League and Timothy Bosques All-County as they received their awards from the Nassau County Baseball Coaches Association last night.

Track Awards

Track Awards photo
Congratulations to our spring track and field student athletes as they received their All-County and All-Division awards from the Nassau County Track and Field Coaches Association.

Congratulations to: Rashad Teachey, Donovan Ishmael, Yasmin Senior, Azia Rogers, Nya Cort, Hope Matthews, Alexis Lake, Khevon Pinnock and Mackendsy Dormeus.

Dictionary Donations

Dictionary Donations photo
Third-grade students at Davison Avenue received a special gift last week from the Malverne Rotary. In an effort to enhance students’ skills, the Rotary donated dictionaries to each of the third-grade students. Past President and current member Joe Canzoneri distributed the dictionaries to classes and explained the significance of the annual gift to the third-grade students.

Retirees Honored

Retirees Honored photo
Congratulations to this year’s retirees Barbara Allaire, Patricia Medley, Matthew Rosen, Diana Covington Vani and Randye Sussman who were honored recently at a retirement party.

Softball Honors

Softball Honors photo
Congratulations to Alexandria Delligatti and Olivia St. John on their awards from the Nassau County Softball Coaches Association last week at the Crest Hollow County Club.


Groundbreaking photo
On June 12, members of the Board of Education and administration broke ground on the new wing that will be built at the High School. The work, which was approved by community voters as a special bond referendum in November 2016, will include a STEM lab, multipurpose instructional spaces, a band room and a Performing Arts Center. The estimated completion date on the project is Fall of 2019.

Board Honors

Board Honors photo

At its June 12 Board of Education meeting, President Josephine Bottitta began by honoring out-going and long-time Board member Marguerite (Peg) O’Connor for her 40-plus years of service to the district. Immediately following, the Board honored the HTH Valedictorian and Salutatorian, as well as all of the Spring Scholar-Athlete Teams. Congratulations to all of the students and thank you to Mrs. O’Connor for her dedication to the Malverne community.

Fun Run

Fun Run photo

Davison Avenue hosted a Third-Grade Fun Run on Friday, June 8. QMF is a local non-profit charity that seeks to aid in the prevention of Neimann-Pick Disease Type A, which is a rare genetic disease that is always fatal in toddlers. Students raised more than $800 for the cause.

Letters of Intent

Letters of Intent photo
Congratulations to Alexis Lake and Andrew Washington on signing commitment letters to continue their sport at college. Andrew signed to play football at Morrisville State College and Alexis Lake signed to play basketball at Mercy College.

Fundraising for Pets

Fundraising for Pets photo
Ms. Franzino’s class at Davison Avenue spearheaded a fundraiser for the Bialy’s Wellness Foundation. The BWF helps families care for pets with special needs, particularly those with mobility issue. With the support of all fourth-grade students and teachers, Ms. Franzino and her class raised money for this worthy organization. More information about the foundation can be found at

Track Stars

Track Stars photo
Congratulations to Alexis Lake on qualifying for the New York State Track and Field Championships in the shot put and to Rashad Teachey on qualifying for the New York State Track and Field Championships in the 400 meters. We wish them luck as they compete June 8th and 9th in Syracuse, New York for the NYS Championship. Congratulations also to Hope Matthews, Nya Cort, Azia Rogers and Yasmin Senior on qualifying for the New York State Track and Field Championships in the 4x100 meter relay. The relay team will also compete June 8th and 9th in Syracuse, New York for the NYS Championship. Best of luck to all!

County Champs

County Champs photo
Congratulations to the Boys and Girls Track and Field 4x100 Relay Teams on winning the Nassau County Championship at Cold Spring Harbor High School. Congratulations to: Donovan Ishmael, Rashad Teachey, Khevon Pinnock, Guimmy Jean Joseph, Hope Matthews, Nya Cort, Azia Rogers and Yasmin Senior.

HTH’s Val & Sal

HTH’s Val & Sal photo
Congratulations to the Howard T. Herber Middle School’s 2018 Valedictorian and Salutatorian for the eighth-grade graduating class. Congrats to Valedictorian Samantha Murphy and Salutatorian Shane Hanley.

Field Day Fun

Field Day Fun photo

Davison Avenue held its annual Field Day on Friday, May 25. All students participated in a number of events including an obstacle course, baton race, ring race, ball race, bucket brigade and caterpillar race. The fifth-grade Academies competed against one another in a “Tug of War” with the winning academy competing against the teachers.

Britt To Be Inducted

Britt To Be Inducted photo
Coach Colbert Britt, Jr. will be inducted into the Nassau County High School Athletics Hall of Fame on September 26, 2018 at the Crest Hallow Country Club. The Hall of Fame Class of 2018 was announced this week at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Congratulations to Coach Britt.

Red Nose Day

Red Nose Day photo
Students in Mrs. Jelovcic's class at MWD sported red noses for Red Nose Day on May 24th to help end child poverty and bring awareness to the cause. Red Nose Day is a fundraising campaign that began in the United States in 2015 and is dedicated to ending child poverty.

Downing Cares

Downing Cares photo
The Ronald McDonald Fundraiser at MWD raised more than $7,000 to benefit families with children battling cancer. To date, it is the most raised by any school in Nassau County this year. In addition, boxes of supplies were donated to be used at the House.
Sunday, July 22, 2018